Susi Erdmann

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Susi Erdmann
Medal record
Women's Luge
Competitor for  East Germany
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
Silver 1994 Lillehammer Women's singles
Bronze 1992 Albertville Women's singles
World Championships
Gold 1989 Winterberg Women's singles
Gold 1990 Calgary Mixed team
Gold 1991 Winterberg Women's singles
Gold 1991 Winterberg Mixed team
Gold 1993 Calgary Mixed team
Gold 1995 Lillehammer Mixed team
Gold 1997 Igls Women's singles
Silver 1989 Winterberg Mixed team
Silver 1995 Lillehammer Women's singles
Silver 1996 Altenberg Women's singles
World Cup Championships
Gold 1990-91 Women's singles
Gold 1991-92 Women's singles
Bronze 1987-88 Women's singles
Bronze 1993-94 Women's singles
European Championships
Gold 1990 Igls Women's singles
Gold 1990 Igls Mixed team
Gold 1992 Winterberg Women's singles
Gold 1992 Winterberg Mixed team
Gold 1998 Oberhof Mixed team
Bronze 1998 Oberhof Women's singles
Women's Bobsleigh
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Two-woman
World Championships
Gold 2003 Winterberg Two-woman
Gold 2004 Königssee Two-woman
Bronze 2001 Calgary Two-woman
World Cup Championships
Gold 2001-02 Two-woman
Gold 2002-03 Two-woman
Bronze 2003-04 Two-woman
Bronze 2004-05 Two-woman
European Championships
Bronze 2006 St. Moritz Two-woman

Susi Erdmann (sometimes shown as Susi-Lisa Erdmann, born 29 January 1968 in Blankenburg, Saxony-Anhalt) is an East German-German luger and bobsledder who competed from 1977 to 1998 in luge, then since 1999 in bobsleigh. Competing in five Winter Olympics, she won two medals in the women's singles luge event with a silver in 1994 and a bronze in 1992, and a bronze at the inaugural two-women bobsleigh event in 2002. She is one of only two people to ever win a medal in both bobsleigh and luge at the Winter Olympics (Italy's Gerda Weissensteiner is the other.).

Luge career[edit]

Beside the Olympics in luge, Erdmann won ten medals at the FIL World Luge Championships, including seven golds (Women's singles: 1989, 1991, 1997; Mixed team: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995) and three silvers (Women's singles: 1995, 1996; Mixed team: 1989). She also won six medals at the FIL European Luge Championships, including five golds (Women's singles: 1990, 1992; Mixed team: 1990, 1992, 1998) and one bronze (Women's singles: 1998). Erdmann won the overall Luge World Cup title in women's singles twice (1990-1, 1991-2).

Bobsleigh career[edit]

Erdmann switched to bobsleigh in 1998, competing both at the Winter Olympics and the FIBT World Championships. She won three medals in the two-woman event at the World Championships, with two gold (2003, 2004) and one bronze (2001). Erdmann also won the overall two-woman Bobsleigh World Cup championships for the 2001-2 and 2002-3 seasons. Her coach was Wolfgang Hoppe, who won several medals in bobsleigh during the 1980s and 1990s when he competed for both the East Germans and the Germans following 1990 reunification.

Other activities[edit]

Erdmann is a soldier in the rank of a Hauptfeldwebel and has been stationed in Munich. It was announced on the 7 September 2009 FIL website that Erdmann had married Italian luger Gerhard Plankensteiner on 28 August 2009. Plankensteiner won a bronze in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and gold in the same event at the 2009 world championships in Lake Placid.

Bobsleigh Career highlights[edit]

Olympic Winter Games
2002 - Salt Lake City, 3rd 3rd with Nicole Herschmann
World Championships
2001 - Calgary, 3rd 3rd with Tanja Hess
2003 - Winterberg, 1st 1st with Anne Dietrich
2004 - Königssee, 1st 1st with Kristina Bader
European Championships
2006 - St.Moritz, 3rd 3rd with Anne Dietrich
World Cup Single Events
2001/2002 - Winterberg, 2nd 2nd with Birgit Brodbeck
2001/2002 - Winterberg, 2nd 2nd with Birgit Brodbeck
2001/2002 - Königssee, 2nd 2nd with Tanja Hess
2001/2002 - Königssee, 1st 1st with Birgit Brodbeck
2001/2002 - Igls, 2nd 2nd with Tanja Hess
2001/2002 - Igls, 2nd 2nd with Birgit Brodbeck
2001/2002 - Calgary, 1st 1st with Tanja Hess
2001/2002 - Calgary, 1st 1st with Nicole Herschmann
2002/2003 - Calgary, 3rd 3rd with Tanja Hess
2002/2003 - Park City, 2nd 2nd with Anne Dietrich
2002/2003 - Park City, 2nd 2nd with Anne Dietrich
2002/2003 - Lake Placid, 2nd 2nd with Anne Dietrich
2002/2003 - Lake Placid, 2nd 2nd with Tanja Hess
2002/2003 - Igls, 1st 1st with Anne Dietrich
2002/2003 - Igls, 1st 1st with Anne Dietrich
2003/2004 - Calgary, 2nd 2nd with Kristina Bader
2003/2004 - Calgary, 2nd 2nd with Nicole Herschmann
2003/2004 - Lake Placid, 2nd 2nd with Nicole Herschmann
2003/2004 - Lake Placid, 1st 1st with Kristina Bader
2003/2004 - Lillehammer, 2nd 2nd with Anne Dietrich
2004/2005 - Winterberg, 2nd 2nd with Anne Dietrich
2004/2005 - Cortina d'Ampezzo, 2nd 2nd with Anja Schneiderheinze
2004/2005 - Cesana, 3rd 3rd with Anne Dietrich
2004/2005 - St. Moritz, 3rd 3rd with Anne Dietrich
2004/2005 - Lake Placid, 2nd 2nd with Berit Wiacker
2005/2006 - Cortina d'Ampezzo, 2nd 2nd with Anne Dietrich
2005/2006 - Königssee, 1st 1st with Anne Dietrich

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